Note: Tipsy Social Icons has been updated to version 2.0 and also includes a premium version of the plugin. Read more here!

After sharing the widget on a couple of sites (such as Forrst), I received a great, candid feedback.

As such, I just published a quick update to my Tipsy Social Icon widget:

  • Added icons for Deviant Art, GitHub, and Stack Overflow
  • Removed the fading of the Tipsy tooltips. In some cases, the jQuery event queue would back up and cause erroneous results with the tips.

Grab a copy from the WordPress Plugins Repository or, if you’ve already got installed, the notification should appear in your dashboard soon.


Join the conversation! 48 Comments

  1. hello, nice plug in – TY

    can i use it in the theme on top of my header ?


  2. AWESOME Plugin.

    Any chance of adding a icon for soundcloud?

  3. Hello!

    Does this plugin allow you to put the icons horizontally? I only see samples with the icons going down. Please advice. Thank you.


  4. All my jQuery Scripts run on my page accept yours and I can’t figure out what it is conflicting with. I’ve disabled all my plugins and still no go. I have the icons running in a widget built into my header. I can’t figure out what the problem is though, but for some reason the jQuery does not seem to be working for your particular plugin.

  5. I’m trying to install this (first-time, not upgrade), and I’m getting a fatal error on line 190. Any ideas?

    • Seems an odd place for an error to crop up – haven’t seen this before.

      What version of WordPress are you running and can you shoot me a screen shot (via email) of the error message?

      • Sure – it’s on a site running WordPress 3.1, and I’m installing it via the plugin installer (not FTP).

        The error message is:

        Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/www/ on line 190


  6. Is there a way to add a myspace icon? I am assuming I would have to edit code to add it, can you give me a quick “how-to”/where i need to change the code to add myspace?
    (I know myspace is soo 2008 but im dealing with a record label page and myspace is still used for the musicians on our label)


  7. Any idea why 1.) the border around the Tipsy widget block on my client’s blog appears to be doubling up on thickness, and 2.) a small light colored square with lines inside is appearing to the top left of the tipsy block?

  8. Thank you for the “Tipsy Social Icons” Plug-In! It works great, is very easy going and the icons are well designed. I miss just an easy way to change the order of appearance of the icons.

  9. LOVE the Tipsy Social Icons widget. I was able to easily install it and add my links. It even worked within a purchased theme I am using. SO BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks a million!

  10. My icons are showing up in Safari, but not in Firefox.

  11. I love this plugin – been using it for a few months at the top of my sidebar – fits beautifully and is so simple to use.
    2 questions –

    1. I just installed the update and it disappeared from my plugin and widget lists. Any idea on where it went? I can’t find it, although when I go to reinstall it, I get a message saying that its already installed. Not sure what to do!

    2. Do you have plans to add a FourSquare Icon?

    Thanks again for this great widget!

    • Brett,

      Try deleting the plugin via FTP then reinstalling. First reported incident of this so I definitely wanna follow up if you can’t get it to work :)>

      Didn’t have a plan to add a FourSquare icon, but I’ll add it to the hopper and plan to integrate it next time I update the plugin.

      • WOW thank you for the very fast reply. I deleted the files through FTP and then reinstalled, but this time got an error saying that it could not be installed because of a “missing header”. I’m going to do some more testing on my end to see if its my problem, but I’ve never seen that kind of message before. But if you have any thoughts on that message, let me know!

        • Make sure you’re running the latest version of WordPress – that’s what I tested it against. Otherwise, track and it down and lemme know!

          • Hey,

            Got back to my desk and found the same problem with the header. I’m using 3.2.1 so I tried a manual install, but got the same results. Though the install was fine it was trying to activate it that I got the invalid header screen.

            To me (bit of a noob on plugins) it looks fine. Wish I could be more helpful as I just spent lunch showing a client how easy this was to use.

  12. “The plugin does not have a valid header.”

  13. Hey! First of all, very nice work!!!! only one question, can i change the position of the tooltip? appers down the icon and I want that appears up of them. Thanks! and sorry for my english!!

  14. Nice plugin… but where do we edit the actual tooltip?

    • The tooltip is generated automatically – you can’t edit it yet. I’m working on an update to this plugin that offers a lot more functionality. I’m hoping to release it in August.

  15. Great plugin! Any chance tumblr will be added soon?

  16. this is an awesome plugin! my only problem is the Google+ icon. I’m OCD about accuracy, so much that I went ahead and created my own to replicate the actual Google+ icon.

    • Thanks dude – yeah I plan to update that and introduce a few new options in a bit, but I normally batch work so it’ll be included in the next release.

      The premium version of the plugin has a more updated version of the icon, too.

  17. Hi Everyone,

    If anyone needs help adding more lines or customized links and logos let me know. I’ve done it several times. If Tom doesn’t have time to help I’m more than willing to help you out.

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